Bridgeport Fire Loss Exaggerated

Issue 2 and Volume 53.

Bridgeport Fire Loss Exaggerated Chief Edward Mooney, of the Bridgeport, Conn., fire department, thus describes the fire which recently occurred in that city, the loss from which was greatly exaggerated by the newspaper reports: “The building, which was owned by Gottlieb & Gorman, was located in the central part of the city, with 80-foot front on Main street. It was two stories in height and was built about six years ago of brick, with brick partition walls as far up as the attic. The fire was discovered in a closed room in the cellar about 7 o’clock p.m. by one of the occupants of the building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The alarm was given by one of the occupants calling at the firehouse, and was responded to by three Metropolitan engines, two La France trucks and two Locomobile trucks. We have a gravity water system…

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